Representatives from different political parties are rushing the pace for the approval of the Water Resource Management bill, stalled in Congress since May 25, 2010.
The proposal declares this resource as part of the public domain, establishes access to it and its quality as a right and regulates its use.
The project, which entered the legislative process through a popular initiative supported by more than 160 thousand signatures, was voted in the first reading in 2014, with the support of seven parliamentary groups.
But the Fourth Chamber later stated it contained several unconstitutional articles.
However, legislators agree that the initiative is already at the gates of a political agreement and they do not rule out a second-reading approval.
The head of Frente Amplio, Edgardo Araya, admitted that consensus has been difficult to reach, but acknowledged that there are chances for an agreement.
The head of the Libertarian Movement, Otto Guevara, also acknowledged that they are paving the way towards a second-reading approval, if objected articles are excluded.
Juan Marín, from the National Liberation Party (PLN), gave a similar statement, but recalled they are waiting for reforms to the current text from the National Agricultural Alliance (ANA), which include fines of millions of dollars for water polluting.
However, Gerardo Vargas Rojas, from the Social Christian Unity Party (PUSC) argued that there are still aspects around which there is no consensus; and Ligia Fallas, from Frente Amplio, questions the initiative because she believes that the water would now be an economic asset instead of a social one.